A696 ASUS Two New PDAs For SG Market

ASUS has launched the A696 ultra-slim GPS PDA to answer the increasing demand
of users who require a highly practical yet versatile GPS PDA. This palm-sized
marvel matches high quality with an impeccable standard of design and caters to
the user’s expectations for personal handheld accessories.

Exceptionally slim at only 1.57 cm, the ASUS A696 really stands out from most of
the other PDAs on the market. The casing is made of stainless steel and the
whole PDA is less than 165g in weight. The 3.5” anti-glare touch screen
completes the outlook of the A696 and provides the feeling of a solid and high
quality luxury accessory.

GPS
With GPS navigation technology, large storage capacity for maps and swivel patch
antenna to ensure quality satellite signal reception, the MyPal A696 is an
excellent road companion.

Lightweight and Powerful
In situations where utilizing a notebook is more hassle than convenience, the
A696 can really shine. With its wireless capability (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g), it can
keep the user connected to email, the Internet and corporate networks; while
Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate speeds up data exchange with a huge range
of digital peripherals (phones, printers, etc) by up to two to three times over
conventional Bluetooth standards. With ASUS’s user-friendly application ”Remote
Presenter”, it can also be easily utilized to remotely link and control
presentations on a computer via Bluetooth. The most important feature is the
fact that all data is stored in Flash memory, so precious information remains
saved even if all battery power in the handheld has drained away.

Entertainment On-the-Go
The ASUS A696 runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, and also provides true
multimedia entertainment options. With its front-mounted speakers, it plays
video and audio formats (.WMV, .WMA, .MP3 etc) and has a huge library of games
available for the Pocket PC platform. For its size, the A696 is simply the most
versatile mobile entertainment gadget.

With the combination of powerful applications and an ultra-slim outlook that
radiates high quality, the A696 is a PDA of choice for the well-heeled and
well-traveled.

Specifications:
CPU: Intel XScale 416MHz
Operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 (Pocket PC)
Display: 3.5” Brilliant TFT LCD, 65K Full colors, 16-bit display QVGA, 240 x 320
resolution with touch screen (anti-glare)
Memory: 256MB Flash ROM and 64MB SDRAM
Expansion: 1 x SD slot
Audio: Integrated microphone and speaker, Full duplex record and playback, 1 x
3.5mm earphone and MP3 stereo
GPS: SiRF Star III GPS chipset with Internal GPS antenna
Communications: WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth v2.0 (EDR), USB 1.1, IrDA
Battery: 1200mAh Li-ion battery
Dimension: 117mm x 70.8mm x 15.7mm
Weight: 165g
Accessories: Protective bag, 2 stylus, USB travel sync cable, AC adaptor
(5V/2A), MS companion CD, User’s guide, Quick Start guide, Warranty card, Skype
CD, Car kit (Holder, Gooseneck, charger)

Warranty: 1 year local warranty

Availability: 3rd week of April at AAAs, South Asia, Harvey Norman, Hardware
House (HWH), Mustafa
RSP: S$ 698 (GST Included)